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“Amazing, I wonder what faceting machines they use. I certainly haven’t seen anything from their part of the world worth buying.”

Probably more skill than the machine used. There are some very talented cutters in the Orient. The time spent on a commercial stone in the cutting houses averages 6 minutes. At least that is what I was told by a friend of mine who had visited them who owned a rock shop in Franklin, NC. I bought pounds of rough from him before he retired and closed his shop. He cut and sold many a stone on a Graves mk4.